speicher

the twins

rostock, 2020

the archive

the archive

the north rhine westphalia state archive in duisburg’s inner harbour.

this is an ex-warehouse from the 1930s that got its dominant tower in 2014 by austrian architects ortner&ortner. the complete archive will be able to hold about 150 km of shelving.

it might be debatable whether the rather cold appearance of the building is well suited for a public institution (i doubt that) but i think it looks like a really cool fortress :)